A quick reference to the maori shapes and symbols used in some of our jewellery. You can also view it here http://www.pauaworld.com/maori-shapes-and-symbols/ #samoan #tattoo

A quick reference to the maori shapes and symbols used in some of our jewellery. You can also view it here http://www.pauaworld.com/maori-shapes-and-symbols/ #samoan #tattoo

Maori women, New Zealand, c. 1900. They are doing a Hongi which is a touch of the noses. These is a greeting and also sign of respect.

Maori women, New Zealand, c. 1900. They are doing a Hongi which is a touch of the noses. These is a greeting and also sign of respect.

Click on the link to these beautiful photographs and read the insightful comments, educational  scathing criticism,

Click on the link to these beautiful photographs and read the insightful comments, educational scathing criticism,

Maori Tribe - New Zealand. History: The long and intriguing story of the origin of the indigenous Maori people can be traced back to the 13th century, the mythical homeland Hawaiki, Eastern Polynesia. Due to centuries of isolation, the Maori established a distinct society with characteristic art, a separate language and unique mythology.

Maori Tribe - New Zealand. History: The long and intriguing story of the origin of the indigenous Maori people can be traced back to the 13th century, the mythical homeland Hawaiki, Eastern Polynesia. Due to centuries of isolation, the Maori established a distinct society with characteristic art, a separate language and unique mythology.

I created a Polynesian half sleeve tattoo design for my brother, displaying many of the typical patterns shown in Polynesian art. This is a very detailed freehand piece, completed only in black pen and pencil.

I created a Polynesian half sleeve tattoo design for my brother, displaying many of the typical patterns shown in Polynesian art. This is a very detailed freehand piece, completed only in black pen and pencil.

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